Crestwood was featured in a story that promotes our partnership with GrandInvolve. GrandInvolve is an organization of retired volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to the children of Fairfax County. We have enjoyed a strong partnership with them since they were founded about four years ago.
The Crestwood Stitchery Club includes between 40-50 students who came to the cafeteria each Wednesday after school to learn and practice new knitting stitches. The students were in four different groups based on ability and experience and they worked on projects ranging from wrist bands to stuffed owls to scarves. One week we were treated to a demonstration of spinning raw wool on a spinning wheel into yarn by Sharon Hanger and Michele Duell from the Crestwood neighborhood. We also had a visit at our last meeting from the Key Middle School after-school knitting club sponsor, Megan McKnight, who encouraged the 6th graders to continue knitting in middle school! We are deeply grateful to our volunteer knitting instructors, Hetty Azimi, Marcy Stennes, and Barbara Neel.